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Nov. 12: ‘Transitions: African Voices of New Americans’

Panel discussion of immigrants from Africa now living in Mankato area.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 11-4-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Immigrants and refugees from Africa who now live in the Mankato area will share their personal experiences and perspectives in a panel discussion at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Centennial Student Union Ballroom.

The event, titled “Transitions: African Voices of New Americans,” is free and open to the public, and media are welcome to attend.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Agnes Odinga, an assistant professor of history at Minnesota State Mankato who is a native of Kenya and a historian of modern Africa. Panelists who will share their stories include Bosibori Ndemo, Abdi Mohammed, Lero Odola, and Abdi Sabrie.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Office of New Student and Family Programs is the host for the panel discussion, which is the third and final event in a series of fall activities relating to this year’s common read book, Tracy Kidder’s “Strength in What Remains.”

For more information, please contact the Minnesota State Mankato Honors Program Office by phone at 507-389-5191, or send an email to Chris Corley at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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